This packet contains 3 weeks of vocabulary homework with corresponding tests. I always give the homework out on Monday and test on Friday. I do not require that my kids turn in anything to me at the end of the week, but you could if you wanted to. I usually can tell who studied by what score they earn on the test.
The packet also includes one long comprehensive test at the end as a final review for your kids. I recommend using the final test as a partner or group review right before the STAAR test. The final test might be too hard for third graders to handle as it is long. However, if you feel like your kids can handle this fourth longer test, then this packet would last you a total of 4 weeks instead of just 3.
For the homework, I give my kids index cards and a plastic baggy. I give them one index card for each word that needs to be studied plus one extra just in case they happen to mess up on one. One of the kids always cuts one in a shape that they don’t like and usually asks for another one. I usually model making a few puzzle pieces of my own and allow about 10 minutes for my students to begin making theirs. I then instruct them to place the cards in their baggies and place the bag in their homework folder. The homework is the same each week as the
repetition of making the cards every week helps my students to learn the words. I have also included the study sheets without the puzzle piece homework in case you would rather not do the homework with the study sheet.
This Document Contains:
-parent letter for homework with puzzle pieces instructions and parent letter for homework without.
-3 weeks of homework (38 words total) with puzzle pieces and same version of homework without the puzzle piece directions
-3 corresponding tests with word banks
-extra copies of word banks to give to students while working on the
front of the test. You can also use these extra word banks to display
on your Elmo or other document camera to project on your board
during the tests
-a 4th test that includes all of the words and definitions. A word bank is
also included on this test as well.
Not Included in this Document:
-index cards for students to make puzzle pieces for homework
-baggies to keep cards in for the
Enjoy and good luck on the STAAR this year!!!